Awareness: The Animals Hero: Finding Our Own Hero Within.
“Each one of us matters, has a role to play, and makes a difference in this world. Each one of us must take responsibility for our own lives, and above all, show respect and love for all living things around us. Especially for each other.”
- Jane Goodall
Everyone needs a hero, someone to look up to and model aspects of their own life after. If you ask me who is one of my all time favorite heroes, I would tell you Jane Goodall. Not only because she was a pioneer in the study of chimpanzees during a time when women weren't recognized for their contributions to these studies, but also because she has ultimately become an international champion for environmental rights that is extremely well respected and deserved. She is calm in her demeanor yet steadfast in all things relating to animals, the environment and the well being of our Earth.
Since I have written some entries concerning our lives with animals so far, what Jane Goodall has taught me throughout her life is that All Things Are Connected therefore, we owe it to ourselves to take care of ALL life. We need to understand on a very deep level that what we do to animals and the environment, we ultimately do to ourselves.
When even just one person stands up for the well being of nature, no matter the species or object, they are by default also standing up for all of nature, including humans. For all things are interconnected and that then means, any and all matters of contribution we as humans commit to, will inherently benefit us all in the long run.
We can become our own heroes in small ways. Whether we choose to volunteer time at a charity that has meaning to us, develop local programs in our communities that benefit our natural world or even something as simple as recycling, it is very important that we humans step up the process of becoming an ‘average everyday’ hero since it is the small things in life that often leave the greatest impact.
So what kind of hero will you be?
May your own hero's journey begin today and continue until we are all ONE with nature and ultimately each other.